Daniel's Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project

The Great Spirit Path


Welcome to my website!

You found it either because you are interested in my Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project or because you are interested in my JMT hike, which I will undertake to raise funds for my Eagle Scout project.

My name is Daniel Kopisch and I am currently a Life Scout in Troop 109 in Menlo Park, California.

For my Eagle Scout Project I will replace all 53 posts along "The Great Spirit Path" Sculpture at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park.

When discussing ways for raising the necessary funds of nearly $3,000 with friends, a friend said "Other people walk or bike to raise money for fighting cancer, diabetes, etc; so why don't you walk to raise money for your Eagle Scout project?" I was wondering how far I should walk to "earn" that amount of money.

I thought about it and discussed it with my parents. So the idea was born to hike the complete John Muir Trail for 222 miles during my summer vacation. If I could find enough people to sponsor each mile with roughly 10 cent, I would be able to raise the required money.